10 huge disasters in 2010

10 huge disasters in 2010

2010 brought many memorable happenings around the world, but some were very tragic in all. Featuring 10 major natural disaster so far in 2010 which gave real test to humanity.

10 huge disasters in 2010
In January 2010, heavy rain caused flooding which buried or washed away roads and railways leading to Machu Picchu, Peru, trapping more than 2,000 locals and over 2,000 tourists. (AP)

10 huge disasters in 2010
Storm damaged house in Lennox Head in June, 2010. Houses were destroyed, up to 2000 homes lost power and two people were injured after a powerful storm, which hit the township Lennox Head on the NSW north coast. (AP)

10 huge disasters in 2010
Overview of a giant sink hole, 150 metres deep and 20 metres wide, in the neighbourhood of San Antonio in Guatemala City. (AP)

10 huge disasters in 2010
A Pakistani boy salvages a window frame after floods in July which left some 8 million people homeless and close to 2,000 dead. (AP)

10 huge disasters in 2010
Local residents seek help at a medical tent for those made homeless by the earthquake in Jiegu, Qinghai province, China, 22 April 2010. The earthquake registered 7.1 on scale and the official death toll was over 2064 with more than 12,000 injured. (AP)

10 huge disasters in 2010
A man listens to a radio in a camp set up for people displaced by the 12th January earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in which an estimated 230,000 people died, 300,000 were injured and 1,000,000 made homeless. (AP)

10 huge disasters in 2010
People look at a collapsed building in Concepcion, Chile, Sunday, after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit Chile which killed 486 people on 27th February. (AP)

10 huge disasters in 2010
The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 emitted volcanic ash plume which disrupted air travel in northern Europe for several weeks. (AP)

10 huge disasters in 2010
A woman rushes for cover during a major thunderstorm that hit in Perth in March 2010. Thunder, hail and heavy rain caused widespread power cuts, damage and flash flooding in the city. (AP)

10 huge disasters in 2010
A young girl shelters from the hail storm in March in Melbourne. A severe storm brought high winds, heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones to the Victorian capital. (AP)


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